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I once heard an explanation (I don't remember the source): If he considers the fact that she burnt the food an issue in their relationship, it is a strong indicator that their relationship is almost worthless, and warrants divorce. If finding somebody else prettier is an issue for him, then it is a sign that something is missing in his relationship. In ...


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I heard a fascinating explanation. You could ask an even better question: Both R' Akiva and Hillel were champions of the "Love your neighbor - don't do unto other" weltanschauung. How could they possibly allow one to divorce one's wife for "nonsense"? The answer given is that by codifying that one may divorce a wife for "nonsense", it essentially ...


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Just to elaborate and add on to the above answers: we see in the gemara (gittin 56b) that some chachamim said said about this "Who turns wise men backward and makes their knowledge foolish" as he could have asked to save the yidden however to explain why rybz didnt ask for this the gemara reasons that he knew if he would ask for that they wouldnt give it to ...


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